This is one of our precious Anne Lang negatives from Cloud Cap Inn. I believe the man to the left is Will Langille, climbing guide at the Inn. It's hard to believe this was their climbing gear, though I guess a parasol would help protect from the harsh alpine sun.
It looks like Anne Lang directed everyone to look in a different direction before she released the shutter.
It's a beautiful image.
Kyle on 15th July 2021 @ 9:32am
If those women can climb in long dresses, just imagine the shoes they must have worn, and probably soaked through by the time they return.
nels on 15th July 2021 @ 11:08am
I have a hard time believing these people are dressed for climbing in the snow. I don't have a hard time believing these people are using climbing gear as props for an otherwise staged picture on a trail near CCI. It's hard to tell, but Will's boots don't look like climbing boots. The boy is wearing a neck tie. Maybe they were in their Sunday best for a Sunday climb?
kmb on 15th July 2021 @ 1:37pm